Tag Archives: Third grade

Firstborn: It’s all phonetics!

It was June 2005. My son was still in the process of vision therapy. The children’s desks at school were starting to be emptied out and all their work sent home. I received a writing journal that had been kept … Continue reading

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Firstborn: FERPA

So I decided to contact the Family Policy Compliance Officer at the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C.. I explained to him how the child study team hadn’t given me access to the teacher’s notes that had been … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Dear B.O.E.

I thought to myself who better to write to then those who were elected to serve the people. I wrote a letter, looked up every board members home address and sent the letter certified to their homes. November 29,2004 Dear … Continue reading

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Firstborn: It is all about precedent!!!

A letter from the special education director arrived. It was dated October 28th. Two days before the death of the superintendent. It stated that the superintendent had approved my request for vision therapy. I was sure the special education director … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Did you ever have a week like this?

So when I had contacted the superintendent after receiving the response from the special education director which once again denied my request for vision therapy because supposedly it was a “medical service” he asked me to bring to him a … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Smart Moms design “S.M.A.R.T. Goals”

September 10th, 2004 arrived. The district arrived with another prepared IEP. The goals were still vague and not measurable. I suggested that we go through the report and identify each need for my son and then write a goal to … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The Start of Third Grade

August 25, 2004 I sent two letters to follow up the July 27th meeting. The first requested to follow up on setting up a second re-evaluation-IEP meeting to develop appropriate and measurable goals since nobody was in attendance who could … Continue reading

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